"Awan, we got you on a lot of serious stuff. We are talking years in prison."
"I'm guilty of nothing, but I am interested in justice and lets say hypothetically someone in my position had a truckload of incriminating evidence on a whole bunch of pretty important people in DC?"
"That person would likely avoid having to defend their innocence in court"
"Great, That person would probably have a sample of the type of information he has on a flash drive he could direct you to"
"Sounds like this hypothetical person thought he might be in this position someday"
Aid, Shot in the head, twice... then plead the 5th...! , sneaky bastards.
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The FBI has been investigating this for several months.
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Capitol Police report: Wasserman Schultz's laptop found in phone booth at 3am w/ note to US attorney from Imranhttp://bit.ly/2wJMDKs
10:44 AM - Sep 7, 2017 "
Sing, baby! Sing!
Report: Imran Awan Had Secret Server; Had Downloaded Information to Secret Dropbox Account —Ace
One day this guy will be indicted for espionage or will testify against someone, and the media will have to scramble to explain why they didn't cover it for a year.
A secret server is behind law enforcement's decision to ban a former IT aide to Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz from the House network.
Now-indicted former congressional IT aide Imran Awan allegedly routed data from numerous House Democrats to a secret server. Police grew suspicious and requested a copy of the server early this year, but they were provided with an elaborate falsified image designed to hide the massive violations. The falsified image is what ultimately triggered their ban from the House network Feb. 2, according to a senior House official with direct knowledge of the investigation.
The secret server was connected to the House Democratic Caucus, an organization chaired by then-Rep. Xavier Becerra. Police informed Becerra that the server was the subject of an investigation and requested a copy of it. Authorities considered the false image they received to be interference in a criminal investigation, the senior official said.
Data was also backed up to Dropbox in huge quantities, the official said. Congressional offices are prohibited from using Dropbox, so an unofficial account was used, meaning Awan could have still had access to the data even though he was banned from the congressional network.
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There you go again!
He was indicted.
There will be a trial.
That's what indictments do!
What else do you want?
There is more than enough evidence, even public admissions by the likes of Comey himself, that Sessions could go after Hilliary, Podesta, Rice, and many others on! Aswan and even Fishmouth are minnows! He better be able and willing to get after the big tunas through the minnows or I will have zero faith in most of Trumps appointees!
I don't necessarily blame Trump for that. He is taking advice from whomever he trusts at the moment and still discovering the depth and breadth of that nasty swamp.
I say again, where is Jeff Sessions!?
Off the top of my head I'd say it's likely the DOJ is going to squeeze this little minnow with the intention of getting the bigger fish.
I'm in just as big a hurry to see all the liars you named fall (including the King of Liars himself) but I think we're going to have to be patient (for now).
Democratic congressional aides made unauthorized access to a House server 5,400 times and funneled “massive” amounts of data off of it. But there’s nothing to see here, Democrats told the Washington Post: They were just storing and then re-downloading homework assignments for Imran Awan’s elementary-school aged kids and family pictures.
A congressional source with direct knowledge of the incident contradicted the Post’s account, saying that now-indicted IT aide Imran Awan and his associates “were moving terabytes off-site so they could quote ‘work on the files'” and that they desperately tried to hide what was on the server when caught, providing police with what law enforcement immediately recognized as falsified evidence and an indication of criminal intent...(continued at link)
I believe that they will bring this forward in a timely fashion with the 2018 elections in sight, if they need them, or hold them until 2020 if that is more conducive to repubs holding the power.
It is always the same with pols, their agenda before truth, justice, and American values.
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We need to give Washington a turbo flush! FAST!
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Imran Awan entering federal court for his arraignment Sept. 1, 2017. (Photo: Screenshot/The Daily Caller) Imran Awan entering federal court for his arraignment Sept. 1, 2017. (Photo: Screenshot/The Daily Caller)
Imran Awan, the former aide to Debbie Wasserman Schultz, made “massive” data transfers off the secure House server during unauthorized logins. Awan, who also worked for more than two dozen other House Democrats, pleaded not guilty in September to multiple federal charges including bank fraud and conspiracy.
“These facts, standing alone, indicate a substantial security threat,” Rep. Scott Perry, R-Penn., said Tuesday during a hearing of Republican House members on Capitol Hill.
Rep. Perry, a member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cyber Security, said the Office of Inspector General tracked the network usage of Awan and his associates on House servers and found that a “massive” amount of data was transferred from the networks.
The investigation started after the inspector general allegedly found so much “smoke” that she recommended a criminal probe to Capitol Hill Police, who decided to bring in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). A video emerged shortly after showing Wasserman Schultz threatening Capitol Hill Police over the seizing of Democrats’ devices.
The FBI is also probing whether Awan sold secrets to Pakistan. Investigators are further looking into whether those secrets fell into the hands of Russia, who now serves as America’s favorite scapegoat.
As People’s Pundit Daily (PPD) reported in August, Mr. Awan was already indicted on four counts unrelated to the security breaches, including bank fraud. The indictment came roughly a month after he was arrested trying to flee the country. Authorities picked him up at Dulles Airport attempting to board a flight to Lahore, Pakistan.
Authorities allege they were involved in a scheme to defraud the Congressional Federal Credit Union by obtaining a $165,000 home equity loan for a rental property. It also involved double-charging the U.S. House of Representatives for IT equipment and suspected exposing House information online.
Those funds were then included as part of a wire transfer to two individuals in Faisalabad, Pakistan.
According to documents filed in a court in Pakistan on September 13, which were obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation, Alvi accused her husband of fraud. She claimed Awan “threatened the complainant of dire consequences, he also threatened to harm the lives of family of the complainant if she intervenes.”
In February, Imran & Co. had their access revoked and were removed from the House computer network after they failed to produce the missing invoiced equipment. Meanwhile, they previously had access to highly-sensitive information, including material related to the House Intelligence Committee and Foreign Relations Committee.
When asked why he remained on Schultz’s payroll as an “adviser”–despite being barred from accessing the House’s computer system since February–spokesman David Damron said he provided “valuable services,” to include working “on printers, trouble-shooting & other issues.”
Christopher Gowen, Imran’s lawyer who worked for both the Hillary Clinton campaigns and the Clinton Foundation, said in a statement his client was indicted “for working while Muslim.” Wasserman Schultz recently told a local paper that the investigation was motivated by “racial and ethnic profiling.”
But investigators say Democrats, including the former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), did a terrible job vetting the Awans and put the nation’s secrets at risk.
“These lawmakers allowed an insider threat to come into the House,” the official said. “Computer equipment was stolen, taxpayers were robbed of hundreds of thousands of dollars, and sensitive data was compromised and possibly sold overseas.”
Rep. Perry also said more than 5,700 logins by Awan and his associates were conducted on a single House server. A whopping 5,400 of those logins, which were on a server belonging to then-Democratic Rep. Xavier Becerra, were unauthorized. Mr. Becerra is now attorney general in California.
Awan was paid nearly $2 million since 2004. His wife and his brother, Abid Awan, were also each paid more than $1 million working for House Democrats. In total, since 2003, the family has collected nearly $5 million."
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By Lloyd Billingsley
Imran Awan was the preferred IT man for former DNC boss Debbie Wasserman Schultz and other prominent Democrats. When Awan attempted to flee the country in July, authorities busted him for bank fraud, but for Andrew McCarthy, who prosecuted “Blind Sheik” Omar Abdel-Rahman, “this appears to be a real conspiracy, aimed at undermining American national security.” Now some in Congress agree.
On Tuesday, Fox News reported, Rep. Scott Perry said Awan had made “massive” data transfers that posed a “substantial security threat.” Awan and four of his associates made 5,400 unauthorized logins on a single government server that belonged to Xavier Becerra, then head of House Democratic Caucus and now attorney general of California.
On October 6, Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller reported that Awan’s attorney wants to bar authorities from recovering data off the hard drive from a laptop with the username “RepDWS.” Capitol police found that laptop in a phone booth in the Rayburn House Office Building after Imran Awan had been banned from the House network from which he made massive data transfers.
Xavier Becerra was one of five House Democratic Caucus members who hired Imran Awan in 2004 but Becerra made more payments to Awan than any other Caucus member. Awan had access to data from 45 House Democrats including members of the House Intelligence and Foreign Affairs Committees. To access that kind of information requires a security clearance, and as Andrew McCarthy noted, Awan and his crew could not possibly have qualified for such a clearance.
Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman granted Awan free access to her computer and also brought aboard Abid Awan’s wife Natalia Sova and Awan’s brother Jamal. Wasserman Schultz refused to fire Awan even after he became the target of a criminal investigation, and she threatened investigators when they sought to inspect a laptop that belonged to the intrusive IT man.
In August, Wasserman Schultz told the Sun-Sentinel she was concerned that Awan’s
due process rights were “being violated,” that the Muslim was “put under scrutiny because of his religious faith,” and that “the right-wing media circus fringe” was jumping to “outrageous, egregious conclusions that they have ties to terrorists and that they were stealing data.” Wasserman Schultz also said it was absurd to conclude that Awan was trying to flee the country.
As Luke Rosiak noted, when Imran Awan tried to board a flight to Pakistan in July he was carrying documents with an alias in the Jackson Heights, Queens neighborhood of New York City, and possibly planning to relocate there under a different identity. According to prosecutors, Awan was taking “active measures” to hide evidence, such as wiping clean his cell phone.
Awan’s attorney Chris Gowen is a former aide to Bill and Hillary Clinton. Gowen described Awan’s arrest as “clearly a right-wing media-driven prosecution by a United States Attorney’s Office that wants to prosecute people for working while Muslim.”
Some three months later, Rep. Scott Perry announced a “substantial security threat” from “massive” data breaches by the Democrats’ favorite IT man. Of all the IT men in all the IT companies in all the world, why did the Democrats hire Imran Awan? After learning that the Pakistani-born Muslim was under investigation, why did the Democrats keep paying him? And why did they bring on board other members of his family?
In his 5,400 unauthorized logins, what material did Awan take from members of the House Intelligence and Foreign Affairs Committees? Did Imran Awan send any classified information to his homeland Pakistan, which aids the Taliban and harbored Osama bin Laden? Or did he sell it off to Russia or perhaps North Korea?
What did the Democrats know about Awan’s data breaches, and when did they know it? Did Awan’s data have anything to do with all the DNC leaks last year? Is Mueller’s Russia probe a diversion from the massive data breaches by Awan and his family?
What, exactly, was on that secret server that House Democratic Caucus boss Xavier Becerra wanted to wipe clean? That is a key question, but Perry should expect little if any cooperation from Becerra, once on Hillary Clinton’s short list as a running mate.
Becerra is Jerry Brown’s megaphone against Trump, and California is now officially a sanctuary state. Secretary of State Alex Padilla refuses to give voter information to a federal investigation on election fraud, so attorney general Becerra is not likely to come clean on the server. His office had no comment after Perry’s announcement. Security threats are not a new theme for the Pennsylvania Republican, a member of the Homeland Security subcommittee on terrorism and intelligence.
“Violent Islamist extremism is regarded by many security experts as the principle extremist threat to the United States,” said Rep. Perry in a September 22, 2016, statement for a hearing on radical Islamist terror.
“It’s time to stop hiding behind a façade of political correctness. Radical Islamist terrorists threaten our freedoms and threaten our way of life. If we are too afraid to name our enemy, and to dig deep into their ideological motivations, how are we ever expected to destroy this scourge?”
Rep. Perry could be the right man to lead a full congressional investigation on the Democrats’ IT man Imran Awan.